Charlotte Blencowe, the new headteacher of Castle Vale School, told a public meeting tonight that an outstanding education is “a right, and not a privilege.” She spoke briefly to the audience of around 40 people in the school hall: parents, teaching staff and members of community organisations.
AET (Academies Enterprise Trust) regional director David Kershaw fielded most of the questions about the school’s future.
“Teachers will undergo three days of intensive training,” he said. “Within a matter of weeks, there will be absolute clarity about what is expected.”
“Every youngster will achieve. Every youngster has to behave,” he told the audience.
There will be a focus on teaching standards and pupil behaviour, but they do not envisage an increase in pupil suspensions or expulsions. They will promote ‘discipline with dignity.’ They expect significant improvements in GCSE results in future years. Senior teaching staff will be appointed to the English and maths departments for September.
AET hope to be running the school by September, when Miss Blencowe officially takes up her position as headteacher, though they may have to wait until October or November for final approval from government.
Despite the major changes to the school’s governance, Charlotte Blencowe advised that changes will not be instant or dramatic. “System change is like filo pastry,” she said. “It has to happen layer by layer, slowly.”
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